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PSHE Accreditation for trainee teachers

A group of Brighton trainee primary teachers have successfully completed the PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) Accreditation Framework with the PSHE Association.  The PSHE Association is the national body for PSHE education, supporting a network of 50,000 teachers and schools to ensure the subject is taught well. The students, who have just entered the…

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Brighton secures national Silver Award for teaching excellence

The University of Brighton has been recognised for the quality of its teaching and student outcomes in a UK-wide evaluation of higher education institutions. The university has today secured a Silver award in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The award confirms that the student experience and student outcomes across all of the university’s undergraduate provision including…

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Welcome walk with our new undergraduate primary trainees

This week, we welcomed our new and returning undergraduate students back to campus as the academic year begins. As part of their induction and the university’s Belong at Brighton campaign, students studying on our primary teaching degrees took part in a nature walk. The two-hour trek took them across the beautiful South Downs National Park…

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Brighton in the top tier for social and economic benefits

Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) results announced today place the University of Brighton in top tiers for delivering benefits with partners. Research England’s third Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF3) confirmed that Brighton continues to perform highly across key categories. The University achieved a ‘very high’ rating for its research partnerships and public and community engagement, complemented by…

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Get advice for your teaching course application and interview

Thinking of applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate teaching course?   Join one of our online sessions to get top tips for your teaching course application, and interview success! We have online events running in October, November and December. Each event lasts an hour and you’ll: Plus you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions at…

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Brighton moves up to 6th for education!

The Guardian University Guide 2024 arrived this week and we’re thrilled that education courses at Brighton are now 6th in the UK in their rankings – a climb of two places! We couldn’t be prouder of all of our achievements in the education subject area: Find out how you can kick-start or develop your career…

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Creative Learning Practices (CLP) – a University of Brighton and National Theatre collaboration

Creative Practices in Primary Education is a research project led by Polly Herbert and Sinead Kennedy from the University of Brighton’s School of Education. The project was produced in partnership with the National Theatre working alongside the university’s Professor Peter Clough, and also primary teachers, senior managers in education, student teachers, senior lecturers in education and…

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‘Checking in with You’ survey results

Thank you to all the School of Education students who took the time to complete the ‘Checking in with You survey’ we ran in May and June – this is the second year we have carried out this survey.   The survey asked a series of questions on students’ feelings on the themes of belonging, self-confidence…

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Final art CPD workshop

Our last University of Brighton Art Teachers Organisation (UBATO) workshop of the 2022/23 academic year took place over the weekend. Art educators from both the primary and secondary sector joined photorealist artist Sarah Graham for a special end of year artist workshop. The full-day workshop took place at the University’s Falmer campus with attendees creating their own artwork…

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Trainee teachers flock to local primary school to support a baa-rilliant art project

Second-year students, studying our primary with QTS degree courses recently took part in a project organised by Martlets in partnership with Wild Art to help a local primary school decorate a sculpture of Shaun the Sheep. The charity commissioned a flock of over 40 individually designed Shaun the Sheep sculptures that will be displayed around…

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